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My Chemical Romance: Headfirst for Halos Meaning

Song Released: 2004

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Headfirst for Halos Lyrics

Well, let's go back to the middle of the day that starts it all
I can't begin to let you know just what I'm feeling
And now the red ones make me fly
And the blue ones help me fall
And I think I'll blow my brains against the ceiling

And as...


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    Aug 20th, 2006 8:01am report

    The song is about Gerard's past and how to learn from his mistakes. It all started with Peter Pan, and they grew up so fast it was too much for him he started using anti depresants (red ones, blue ones) untill it became cocaine addiction and he was going to kill himself. The best part of this song is they always give suicide hotline numbers after the show. They saved my life, others life, and MCR saved Gerard's life...


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    Aug 16th, 2006 8:46am report

    On life on the murder scene Gerard said that it's the most important song on I brought you my bullets.... And that it started out as a joke


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    Nov 14th, 2018 11:41am report

    Its OBVIOUSLY about something. DUH.


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    Jan 27th, 2016 1:53pm report

    I think of this song too me, as possibly a person's thought process during an anxiety/panic attack (with depressive triggers most likely. Like the lines, Just think happy thoughts, is what you tell yourself when you want to die because you can't breathe and everything's too much and you're going crazy.


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    Feb 8th, 2013 2:09am report

    This song is the song that saved my life - "Just think happy thoughts And we'll fly home We'll fly home You and I, I We'll fly home" Theese were the lyrics that made me think of Gerard flying me out of my situation at the time. I saught counselling because of this song. It means the world to me.


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    Nov 30th, 2011 11:50pm report

    this song is about suicide, well more like not doing suicide.its mainly suicide with a gun, and at the end 'think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts... etc.' is about keeping yourself somewhat happy and uplifted, but 'think ha- WOO!' translaion of 'WOO'- bang your dead


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    Jun 8th, 2011 6:34am report

    every day i put this on ion my bedroom as loud as it will go and sing my heart out ! my frind told me bout 30 mins ago its about gerard and frank getting high but i think @ MCR_G.W4Ever... sums it up in one



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    May 24th, 2011 5:49pm report

    Gerard once addressed this song's meaning in an interview (I think... somewhere else if it wasn't that). He explained that in the early years, the band memebers all did lots of crazy drugs, Frankie especially. The lyrics to this song are based off of Frankie being high one night and rambling about how he was going to kill himself. If I remember correctly, I think it was because of some girl that had rejected him, but please don't take my word on that.



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    Apr 13th, 2010 4:20pm report

    It's about suicide really red ones help me fly(uppers) and the blue ones help me fall(downers) and ill blow my brains against the ceiling (putting the gun in your mouth and pulling the trigger) just think happy thoughts as we fly home (apparently he's going to heaven)


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    Jun 24th, 2009 6:34pm report

    To me it's about drugs & suicide.

    "Let's go back to the middle of the day, that starts it all." --- Going back to the beginning of something, possibly an addiction?

    "The red ones make me fly, and the blue ones help me fall." --- Drugs.

    "I think I'll blow my brains against the ceiling." --- Obviously suicide.

    "Just think happy thoughts & we'll fly home." --- Leaving to a better place. I think this has some correlation with the afterlife.


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    Apr 5th, 2009 4:41pm report

    when i first heard this song, it sounded like a drug addiction. i still think that, but now i think it's about gerard's life. red ones and blue ones are pills he took. they were depressants and anti-depressants. the think happy thoughts means he's struggeling with the everyday stress and bad events and trying to keep going by thinking about good times. as gerard said, this song it the most important one on the record, and it really is if you think about it.


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    Dec 17th, 2008 12:03pm report

    Well this song is about Gerards struggles and how he was on pills to controll his suicidal and depressive thoughts. Gerard used to take in his worse state blue pills as an anti-depressant, these of course being very powerfull would make him feel ontop of the world and almost flying. And the red pills where his kind of sedative to make him sleep, as I think it was he was either so hyped from the blue pill he couldnt sleep or stress was getting to him, these would make him 'fall'.
    The reference to the pixie dust is becase when gerard was younger he played in the peter pan production at him school, and it reminded him so much on how he felt he grew up too quickly, and whished he had more time to be a child like peter pan as he is a child forever.


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    Jun 27th, 2008 6:28am report

    I Think this song is about having too much pressure and wanting to kill yourself. "Lets go back to the day that starts it all" I think means "think back to the day I started to be suicidal." and "we'll fly home, you and i-" means "we will die together" And the part "Think happy thoughts" is him calming himself down at a point in which he is ready to kill himself. and the last one "think happ-whoo" is when he finally pulls the trigger and it is all over. and I also know from watching life on the murder scene that this song wasn't supposed to make it onto the album because Gerard wrote it in a deep depression or something like that


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    Jun 12th, 2008 6:48am report

    Its all about drugs and suicide. The chorus line is about what he wants, and fantasizes about, but its not really happening.


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    May 7th, 2008 5:38am report

    Well, I would like to credit the info of this interpetation to my.. School. O.O We had an officer come in and explain about how stimulants and tranquiliazers are balanced out.

    This song definetely has to do with suicide, and drug abuse.


    "These red ones make me fly,
    And the blue ones help me fall."

    Red is referring to the stimulant, which excites the body, and makes it 'fly.' Blue is referring to the tranquilizer whish mellows out and slows down the body, and basically brings it down from a high. Stimulants and tranqulizers are often taken in together. Stimulant first, and then the tranquilizer to calm you down.

    The line:

    "And I think I'll blow my brains against the ceiling."

    Is probably referring to suicide via a gun.

    Well, that's my look on it!


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    Apr 23rd, 2008 4:08pm report

    Feel happy while reading about My Chem saving that many guys from suicide as if they were the last (and truly: only) bloody thing in this world that's no suicidal cause.

    Headfirst for Halos is obviously about suicide. The intro sends out the most significant message (confusion!).

    Pls don't mind but: "think happy thoughts" sounds ironic to me.


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    Nov 24th, 2007 11:17pm report

    Headfirst for halos is clearly about drug use between depressants and antidepressants.
    "the red ones make me fly, and the blue ones help me fall."

    it's also about suicide as the singer is thinking about getting out of it by killing himself.
    "and I think I'll blow my brains against the ceiling."

    "just think happy thoughts" is saying to think of things to save yourself from the drugs and suicide.

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